Sean Nelson (actor)

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Sean Nelson
Born (1980-05-09) May 9, 1980 (age 38)
Bronx, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor

Sean Nelson (born May 9, 1980) is an American actor.[1]


Nelson was born in the Co-op City section of Bronx, New York. He began his acting career at age 10 when he landed a role in an off-Broadway play Hey Little Walter. Sean Nelson turned 13 shortly before beginning principal photography on his debut film, writer-director Boaz Yakin's Fresh. Prior to that, he had made his TV debut in a 1992 episode of the NBC series Here and Now.


  • Fresh (1994) as Fresh
  • American Buffalo (1996) as Bobby
  • Stranger in the Kingdom (1998) as Nathan Andrews
  • The Wood (1999) as Young Mike
  • The Corner (2000) as DeAndre McCullough, a drug dealer
  • The Year That Trembled (2002) as Phil Robbins
  • Date (2004) as James
  • The Gospel (2005) as Young Frank
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005) (TV) as Hezekiah
  • The Orphan King (2005) as Damon
  • Miracles Boys (2005) as Charlie
  • Premium (2006) as Austin Price
  • The Mannsfield 12 (2007) as Lil Rich
  • Stake Land (2010) as Willie


Awards and nominations[edit]

Independent Spirit Awards Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s) 1995 Won Independent Spirit Award Best Debut Performance for: Fresh (1994)

Sundance Film Festival Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s) 1994 Won Special Jury Recognition for: Fresh (1994) For technical acting.

Young Artist Awards Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s) 1995 Nominated Young Artist Award Best Performance by a Young Actor Starring in a Motion Picture for: Fresh (1994)

2000 Nominated Black Reel Theatrical - Best Actor for: The Wood (1999)

Image Awards Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s) 2001 Nominated Image Award Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for: "The Corner" (2000) (mini)

2001 Nominated Black Reel Network/Cable - Best Actor for: "The Corner" (2000) (mini)

Black Reel Awards Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s) 2006 Nominated Black Reel Best Supporting Actor - Television for: "Miracle's Boys" (2005) (mini)


  1. ^ "'Buffalo' gets down and gritty in Berkshires". Boston Globe. 3 August 2005. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 

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